9:24 AM

Seidi and I went to Gunnison for Thanksgiving. While we were there, we had our first ultrasound.

Here is a profile:


Feet:


Legs crossed, Seidi's Favorite:


And in case you are wondering . . . (Seidi is really mad about me posting this):

"Missing picture" showing the little boy part. After seeing Bleazard's objectionable blog, I decided to edit ours.

Needless to say, Seidi is relieved. She really wanted a boy. Everyone in her immediate family has had a boy first. We are especially excited for "?" to grow up with Will (my newest nephew, as of two days ago) and Hiro (Seidi's newest nephew, as of a couple of weeks). Congratulations again JJ and Brit. We are so happy for you.



6:26 PM

Huh? What? Uh-oh!



6:20 PM

What do you think about Prop 8? Leave a comment.

Here are some pics of the march against Prop 8 in SLC. Do you think we could organize a march for Prop 8?


6:07 PM

The Ultimate Accessory

Halloween has turned into a monster. I (Danny) have dressed up more in the past two years than the previous 10 . . . twice. I do have to say that last year I stole the show from Seidi, but that was all her doing. I dressed up like Harry Potter, and she was Cho. This year Seidi got our idea from her friend Logan C.; she wanted to be Cleopatra. Naturally, I was assigned to be Caesar (or Marc Antony, which was too hard), her ultimate accessory/prop. Halloween means so much to her because of annual cousins party at Auntie Annie’s house. It is always exciting to see the costumes: a pregnant Jen with her Butch, Seaweed and Penny (Hairspray), “Under the Sea,” Gummie Lifesavers, Legos, etc.

When I came home from school on Halloween, Seidi was in tears about my costume. I have hardly seen her so discouraged, but have no fear I came through. I even made my own garland halo thingy. If it didn’t make Seidi so happy, I would never do it. But I love how excited she gets when it comes together.

Halloween 2007


Halloween 2008


6:09 PM

Two Posts in One Night!!

Now this won't be a common occurrence so enjoy it while you can. I just wanted to quickly announce the birth of a new nephew and a new niece. Yay for babies!! My brother Jared and his wife Karen just had their third child and his name is Hiro Chia Inouye. My other brother Jordan and his wife Natsume recently had their second child and her name is Aisa Inagaki Inouye. Her name is pronounced "eye-sah". Please note where the "I" is and do not call her Asia (the continent).

Hiro


Danny makes funny faces at babies.

My buddy Ethan. He's six years old! He's getting so big.

Cute little Miya. I don't know where she came up with this face. That's probably why she get's along with Danny so well.

Aisa!!!!

This is Yuki. He's two and is the cutest little boy. That is his skateboard and he can ride it.

5:44 PM

Applesauce

So a couple weeks ago, my mom gave me two boxes of apples from our neighbors tree in Gunnison. These were some of the tastiest apples we've had all year. They were green/yellow, which I'm not the biggest fan of, but they were so crunchy and had the best apple flavor! Yummy. Anyway, she gave us those two boxes so I could learn how to make applesauce from Jolene, my mother-in-law. So, one Saturday afternoon, Danny and I headed up to his parents house to do some good 'ol homemaking. It's really quite simple to make applesauce if you have the stuff. All we did was cut up the apples, cored them, cooked them till they were soft, and then put them through Jolene's Victoria Strainer. I totally need one of those. It's the same thing we use to make ketchup and it's AMAZING. It separates a smooth pulp from all the peels and the cores. It makes everything so easy! Danny says I can't get one until we have a house to put it in. We already have way too much stuff. Anyway, after we accumulated our sauce, we put it back on the stove. The blasted stove was on too high and we started having applesauce volcanic explosions, hence, the picture of the applesauce remains on Jolene's ceiling. The apples were so sweet that we didn't have to add any sugar at all, but we added less than a 1/2 cup of sugar just for preserving sake. Anyway, it was pretty fun and we ended up with about 20 bottles of applesauce. Just another addition to our food storage, which Danny is completely obsessed about by the way. I guess it's a good thing.

Jolene and I with our apples. :)


This is the Victoria Strainer after being taken apart. It's missing the big funnel that you put the apples in and then push them through while you crank that handle on the left. The orange/metal thing sitting in the tupperware of peels is the strainer itself. We forgot to take a picture while Danny was cranking the thing. Sorry.


Jolene with the sauce. Can you believe two boxes of apples only makes that much applesauce? Don't worry though, most of our apples were wormy. We didn't waste a single one.


Volcanic Applesauce Explosions


Some of the bottles after being filled and waiting to be sealed.